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Storiicare - innovation in person centred care

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th November 2017
After being admitted to hospital with kidney failure, Glaswegian Cameron Graham found himself sharing a ward with an elderly man with dementia. Seeing how this man was unresponsive and introverted when alone and with staff, but responsive and talkative when his granddaughter visited with photo albums, Graham began looking into tools or products that might be capable of helping this man and people ...
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Quit Genius - the app to help smokers quit

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2017
Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do outside of a Rubik’s Cube. The addictive substances, the habit, and the fact that most people don’t want to quit smoking, per se, but rather quit the damage to their health all conspire to make quitting seem impossible for a lot of people - in fact, only 3% succeed in quitting. Broad methods of quitting aren’t going to work for ...
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Startup of the Week - Unmind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st November 2017
With more and more people experiencing mental health problems, it’s become increasingly important for employers to recognise the importance of good mental health and wellbeing within the workplace. Of course, it’s not just something to simply pay lip service to – employers need to be proactive and committed to supporting their staff and protecting their mental wellbeing in every...
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Aire - the world's first personal digestive tracker

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th October 2017
When food does not properly break down in our digestive system, fermentation causes gasses such as hydrogen and methane to be released. These can cause all sorts of problems, not least of all pain and bloating. Different people are affected to varying degrees, and our digestive systems handle foods differently, which is why most of us know someone who always seems to be complaining about bloating ...
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Coroflo - innovation in breastfeeding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd October 2017
Breastfeeding is an important part of a baby’s development, with benefits to baby and mother including nutritional, immune system, developmental, and psychological. However, in the UK, apparently only 1% of mothers exclusively breastfeed, with a quarter of women bringing it to an end by only 6 weeks. The reasons for this of course vary, but the majority of women cite the fear of low supply a...
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Healthcare

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd October 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are already starting to have a tremendous impact on the world around us, and as time goes by this grip will only tighten. Some of the most exciting and groundbreaking uses for this technology are found in the health sector.  An excellent example of how AI and ML can be used in health is in the analysis of patient medical records. The...
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The Importance of Sleep and Health for Entrepreneurs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
Being creative and innovative are great characteristics to have. You have the ability to make positive contributions and improvements to society. If you are an entrepreneur, you will need to be a bit more creative than others so that you can have your competitive advantage. However, you have to take care of yourself before your creativity can reach its maximum potential. Many entrepreneurs fail to...
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Aloe the self-care reminder app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th September 2017
We have written previously about the physical and mental health aspects of entrepreneurship and those startups focusing on these issues. From handling depression to self-care after heartbreak, there are innumerable ways in which self-care is of vital importance both in and out of business. Now, adding to the area of self-care is Aloe: the self-care reminder app. Aloe will be a free iOS (and later...
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PwC SCALE looks to foster corporate connections with disruptive scaleups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2017
PwC's SCALE programmes for fast growth, disruptive scaleups who want to shape the future through scalable innovation, kick off in October. We took a look... PwC's SCALE programmes are aiming to bring together fast-growing and ambitious scale-ups with the world’s biggest brands to allows both sides to learn from the other and to build commercial opportunities. The 10-12 week sector or l...
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An entrepreneur’s guide to maintaining a healthy work/life balance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2017
Isabelle Ohnemus, Founder of fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU shares a few sustainable & useful ways of maintaining that important healthy work/life balance. Isabelle Ohnemus is the Founder and CEO of fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU. Isabelle’s background in international finance gave her the solid foundation to turn her passion for fashion and desire to help change the...
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